Lecture 9: Iteration and Contact Forces

Iteration is based on Section 2.5 in the text, while the contact forces are based on Chapter 4.

Lecture Slides (pdf for viewing on screen)

Lecture Slides (pdf for printing)

The following simulations are written using the (free) VPython language

You will be introduced to this in labs, but feel free to install and play with it yourself: link is http://www.vpython.org/

Spring Iteration Code

Black Hole iteration Code

Black Hole vector iteration Code

Three Stars Chaos Code

Planet Formation Code